The Resource Trust and inequality : are perceptions of inequality influencing trust?, Elyse Leola Davis

Trust and inequality : are perceptions of inequality influencing trust?, Elyse Leola Davis

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Trust and inequality : are perceptions of inequality influencing trust?
Title
Trust and inequality
Title remainder
are perceptions of inequality influencing trust?
Statement of responsibility
Elyse Leola Davis
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Previous research has demonstrated a significant relationship between trust and inequality at both the individual and national levels (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2010), but it is unclear whether the absence of trust produces inequality or vice versa. Large social surveys, such as the General Social Survey, that attempt to measure the concept of trust are flawed in that they assume that all respondents have the same conceptualization of the word "trust", and furthermore leave much open to speculation as to whom respondents are referencing when answering general trust questions. The literature regarding trust is also problematic, as some theoretical underpinnings are outdated and inaccurate in light of developments across multiple fields in the sciences. This paper first presents an analysis of both trust and inequality, as social conditions today--when levels of trust are lower in survey responses since surveys on trust began in the 1970s--call for a more in-depth, empirical analysis of these concepts. This thesis has two foci. First, this paper examines the issues related to trust and inequality, which includes theoretical underpinnings and previous research. Second, this paper adds to the current literature by exploring the association between many aspects of the trust disposition and perceptions of inequality by utilizing primary research collected from the Spring 2018 semester at the University of Missouri--Kansas City (N = 122). Specifically, this study examines how perceptions of inequality alone may be impacting levels of trust in American society. The data reveals that perceptions of inequality and certain demographic factors are significantly related to certain trust relations
Cataloging source
UMK
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1988-
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Davis, Elyse Leola
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Sociology).
Dissertation year
2018.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1958-
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Garcelon, Marc
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  • Trust
  • Equality
Label
Trust and inequality : are perceptions of inequality influencing trust?, Elyse Leola Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Sociology ."
  • Advisor: Marc Garcelon
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion and conclusion -- Appendix A. Institutional review board notice of new approval -- Appendix B. Sample questionnaire -- Appendix C. Descriptive statistics for all demographic variables -- Appendix D. Descriptive statistics for all independent variables of inequity -- Appendix E. Descriptive statistics for all dependent variables of rust -- Appendix F, Comparison of institutional trust variables -- Appendix G. Regressions analysis results
Control code
1081316885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (140 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1081316885
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Trust and inequality : are perceptions of inequality influencing trust?, Elyse Leola Davis
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Sociology ."
  • Advisor: Marc Garcelon
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion and conclusion -- Appendix A. Institutional review board notice of new approval -- Appendix B. Sample questionnaire -- Appendix C. Descriptive statistics for all demographic variables -- Appendix D. Descriptive statistics for all independent variables of inequity -- Appendix E. Descriptive statistics for all dependent variables of rust -- Appendix F, Comparison of institutional trust variables -- Appendix G. Regressions analysis results
Control code
1081316885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (140 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1081316885
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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